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Realistic undercover robot animals help officials snare poachers

Wildlife officials have a new breed of undercover agents: Robotic animals that are more than just taxidermy specimens. These animals are actually so realistic they are used to snare poachers all across the U.S.

'Apes' outplays 'The Purge' and takes down 'Planes'

It was a repeat performance for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" as it wins the box office race. It held off three new wide releases as the turnstiles continue on a slow pace.

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' cleared for landing

Kids will return to the theaters over the weekend to board "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Adults may purge and watch a sex tape, however. All this means is that there is a choice among the new wide releases.

Australia places $3.6 bn order for Boeing border patrol aircraft

Sydney - Australia on Friday said it will buy eight Poseidon aircraft for Aus$4 billion (US$3.6 billion), which will form the core of its surveillance and maritime strike capacity for decades to come.The Boeing planes will be used to monitor over 2.5 million sq...

Review: New on DVD for November 19 Special

This week’s releases include an alternative Christmas picture; the teaming of two of Hollywood’s leading actors; a comedy that is wholly unconcerned with being politically correct; and a few obvious and less obvious Disney sequels.

Review: Miyazaki's The Wind Rises wins with more mature political message Special

If you're a long-time Hayao Miyazaki fan, you know his films are often heavy on the fantasy, tinged with real-life history lessons. But in his final film The Wind Rises, the Japanese filmmaker creates his most mature and least kid-friendly work to date.

Review: Disney's 'Planes' fun for kids, predictable for parents Special

From the moment protagonist Dusty Crophopper, a crop duster, says that he wants to be a racer, you can predict exactly what will happen in Disney's "Planes." But the ride to the end should keep kids occupied.

American Airlines will add more seats to its planes

American Airlines released a statement announcing that it has plans to add more seats to many of its planes' coach sections.

Robot bartenders to serve your favorites 30,000 miles in the air

What would you like to drink today? Don't tell me, tell it to the droid that's serving it to you! Thanks to the latest technological advancements, robots are projected to serve drinks on planes.

2 million attend 54th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show Special

Chicago - An estimated 2 million spectators crowded the beaches and parks near Lake Michigan in Chicago this past weekend to catch one of the most exciting shows of the year. The 2012 Chicago Air and Water Show.

Air Canada flight attendant strike looming Special

Air Canada’s flight attendants gave their union a strong strike mandate today. The union is still negotiating with management to avert a walkout after September 20. Retired inflight director accuses management of unfair remuneration.

Photo Essay: South African Air Force impresses with power Special

Pietersburg - The South African Air Force (SAAF) gave an impressive spectacle of raw power during its Air Capability Demonstration earlier this week. The event was for invited VIPs and selected media, and Digital Journal was there.

Search and rescue continues for missing planes in South Africa Special

Tzaneen - Ground and air search and rescue teams have been operating all-out in an effort to find the Albatross aircraft that went missing Sunday night in northern South Africa’s Limpopo Province.

Massive hunt for missing planes after S.African air show Special

Tzaneen - A massive air and ground search is underway for two medium-sized aircraft that went missing after taking part in an air show in the northern town of Tzaneen, each carrying six people at the time they disappeared.

Two planes collide over Alaska, four dead

Trapper Creek - Alaska was the scene of a fatal plane crash that claimed the lives of four people who died after a midair collision over the weekend occurred between two single-engine float planes south of Trapper Creek at Amber Lake.

FAA wants to fine people $11,000 for pointing lasers at planes

Thinking of pointing a laser at a plane? Well, unless you have $11,000 to fork over, you might want to think again if the FAA gets its way.

Two planes crash over New York state

New Hampton - Two planes crashed over a wooded area Monday afternoon, killing both pilots. The planes were flying together to transport one to Sussex Airport.

Planes come close to mid-air collision over London

London - A business jet and a passenger plane came close to colliding over London in July, a report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has stated.

Snakes taking over gardens in West Virginia town Special

Charleston - Are they black snakes, black racers or black rat snakes? While no one seems to know what they are, one thing they all agree on - they need to go back to where they came from. See the videos of snakes in the gardens and backyard in this small town.

European airlines begin testing volcanic ash cloud

Profits of European airlines are being smothered in ash, therefore beginning with the Netherlands, they are sending up test flights to check out how soon the air may clear around their profit and loss statements and some flights can resume.

First real-time data-stream ‘black box’ to be tested in-flight

A Canadian company has developed an updated version of the "black box" flight data recorder. It continuously streams flight data to ground-based reception facilities, and may soon make black box searches in aircraft crash zones a thing of the past.

Op-Ed: Are Our Trains Safe?

In recent days, we have been told via various media that Amtrak and other public transportation has stepped up security measures and that carry-on bags in high density areas will undergo the same scrutiny as in airports.

Bids for first A-380 passenger flight top $10,000

Singapore - A seat on the maiden commercial flight of the A-380 attracted a bid of 10,200 dollars on Wednesday as hopefuls from around the world sought a seat on the largest passenger plane.

Planes on a Train in Google Maps

Boeing 737 Plane Fuselages are carried on a train for assembly in Clayton Scott Field in Renton Washington

Warplanes nearly shot down US airliner

Two Israeli F-15s and two F-16s fighter planes were scrambled to intercept a Boeing 777 operated by the US Continental Airlines as it prepared to enter Israeli airspace without responding to control tower demands to identify itself.

Searches at 5 Airports After JFK Breach

Passengers aboard five flights from New York were evacuated and screened at their destination cities as authorities tried to find a man who breached security at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

FCC Says 'No' to Cell Phones on Planes

The Federal Communications Commission has officially grounded the idea of allowing airline passengers to use cellular telephones while in flight.

Warning on taking batteries on planes

Two recent fires on airplanes have prompted the Transportation Department to issue a safety advisory for fliers traveling with batteries or battery-powered devices.

World's Largest Airplane

Russian An-225 Mriya is world's largest airplane with a height of over 89.4 feet

Plane crash claims two lives

The search for a missing aircraft and its passengers ended Monday when the plane was located at a crash site near Birmingham, Ala.
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Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook)  the protagonist of Disney s  Planes
Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook), the protagonist of Disney's "Planes"
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One group of the massed flypast  including Cessna Caravans and VIP tranporter Beechcraft KingAirs.
One group of the massed flypast, including Cessna Caravans and VIP tranporter Beechcraft KingAirs.
One of the early acts  the T33 Mako Shark demonstration  coming up over the trees to waiting spectat...
One of the early acts, the T33 Mako Shark demonstration, coming up over the trees to waiting spectators.
Media launch: Tour of Duty Ride across America  – commemoration of Sept 11.
Media launch: Tour of Duty Ride across America – commemoration of Sept 11.
SHIPMENT: Boeing 737 fuselages are hauled by a freight train passing by Boeing Field near Seattle in...
SHIPMENT: Boeing 737 fuselages are hauled by a freight train passing by Boeing Field near Seattle in May.
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Digital Journalist Leigh Goessl posing next to exhibits at the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum
Digital Journalist Leigh Goessl posing next to exhibits at the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum
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An example of Chilean Air Force planes
An example of Chilean Air Force planes
Frankfurt airport closed due to snow  December 2010
Frankfurt airport closed due to snow, December 2010
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Two planes almost collide at Barcelona Airport.
Two planes almost collide at Barcelona Airport.
US Navy Blue Angels perform at the 2012 Chicago Air & Water Show.
US Navy Blue Angels perform at the 2012 Chicago Air & Water Show.

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